Despite warnings from city officials that the Texas Rangers could leave town unless the team’s owners get help to build a new ballpark, the latest poll shows Arlington voters are evenly split on spending taxpayer dollars to subsidize construction of a $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium. Read more here.
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At the work session, Savage (MN) Parks and Recreation Manager Greg Boatman said the most significant difference between the various plans is a proposed new entrance off of Connelly Parkway on the southwest end of the park. A full-size baseball stadium is included in all of the concepts. According to Boatman:
“This is a full-size, 400-feet to center field baseball field with all the accompanying amenities, grandstand, dugouts, the whole kit and caboodle.”
Gastonia (NC) leaders have spent more than two years crafting a plan for a new entertainment and sports district just west of downtown, which could be anchored by a multi-purpose baseball stadium. Now they are finally on the mound and firing their first formal pitch to residents. Read more here.
Boston College has reportedly started the process of reviewing plans for proposed new baseball and softball stadiums with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. This is part of BC’s multi-phased facilities enhancement plan. Read more here. Review the Boston College Brighton Athletic Fields development proposal here.
The city of Fayetteville (NC) plans to cap at $35 million the total development cost of a potential minor league baseball stadium — a figure that’s almost $12 million less than a consultant’s June estimate. Read more here.
The City of Arlington (TX) could move one step closer Tuesday to building a new home for the Texas Rangers. The city council is set to decide whether or not to hold a special election on November 8 for voters to decide on the construction of a new ballpark. Read more here.